Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
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In the Americas, obesity and diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in all age groups. Studies in Chile and Mexico indicate that between 7 and 12 per cent of children under five and one-fifth of adolescents are obese. In adults, rates of overweight and obesity are close to 60%.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:38